5 Songs I Love w/ Jake Schafer
To celebrate the release of Jake Schafer's EP 'The Space Between', inspired by the beauty of opportunity, Jake shares the 5 songs that have guided his journey.
The Who - Baba O'Riley I feel like this one goes without saying. This song is timeless. Every time I listen to it I feel like I'm hearing it for the first time in the 70s. It's an out of body experience.The synthesizer arpeggio is recognized everywhere. Stranger Things even picked it up!
Blue Oyster Cult - Burnin' for You This one is ear candy. The vocalizing is on point. Cool song structure with guitar riff/ vocal transitions. The mix on this song is also part of the appeal. Very clean with quick attack/release and not much low-end. Don't forget about the guitar solo!
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell Another classic! The tempo and energy of this song is everything. The famous chorus repetition. The musicianship is jaw dropping. Perfect blend of synthesizer/electric guitar. Also has great transitions from each chorus to verse and vice versa. The transition to the guitar solo in itself is inspiring. Can't imagine hearing this when it was released in the 80s.
Hans Zimmer - Time Hans Zimmer does no wrong! Each chord is felt. Simple yet elegant. This score gives off a sense of hope and the power behind the brass gives me chills. Accompany this with the film (Inception) and you have a classic. Hans is always a go-to.
Kyle Dion - No Strings This one is a sleeper. Not too many people know about Kyle Dion - yet. I love the warm resonance of this one. Nice soothing vocal layers. Weirdly the outro to this song is my favorite. Gets me thinking every time. Reminds you of all your breakups. Any song that can provoke old feelings is inspiring.
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